This is a unique challenge blog where we are inspired by and focus on the Vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn and steampunk genres and encompass the talent, flair, expertise and ideas of many artists that we are inspired by. We welcome all types of projects - cards, journaling, assemblage, layouts, albums, atcs, altered art in fact whatever you want to share (as long as it is in good taste).

Friday 13 October 2017

September Altered Art Winner and Pinworthies

Hello all!  Well, you made our lives very difficult again by sharing so much amazing Altered Art for last month's challenge.  Thank you all for joining us on the journey.  The Creative Guides enjoyed visiting each and every one of your creations, and it was a hard task to whittle our choice down to just three officially Pinworthy projects.
You're all worthy of pinning!

First of all, the easier - and very pleasurable - task of announcing our randomly drawn winner of last month's prize sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.  The Random Generator gets to do this job, and here's the selected number:

That's Remya at Curls'n'Twirls who shared this fabulous spread from
her recycled cardboard art journal.

Beautiful work, Remya, and congratulations.  We'll be in touch shortly with your winner's badge and the details of how to collect your prize.


Now on to our three Pinworthy choices.  Since the challenge was Altered Art, I'm sharing some "before" photos as well as the finished projects, so that you can see how impressive the altering was!  In order of entry number, but otherwise in no particular order, they are...

#33 Lula at u Luli

Just look at the extraordinary transformation of this unassuming alarm clock into a steampunk masterpiece.  Lula took a really imaginative leap with this one, and it's full of brilliant details from every angle.

Do hop over to Lula's blog to see the full details.

#34 Pooja at Let's Get Crafty

Not only did Pooja use a pizza box as the substrate and lots of clothes labels and tags to build the layers, but she took apart a metal candle-holder to build the structure at the heart of her mixed media creation.

It's well worth visiting Pooja's blog to see the altering in action.

#36 Hélène a.k.a. 2amScrapper at Lotsa Scrap

A fantastic substrate here - Hélène has altered a specially chosen licence plate which has information related to her own life already on it, and created a rusty masterpiece full of personal meaning.

Take a trip over to Hélène's blog to find out more.


Congratulations to all our Pinworthies this month - fantastic projects all round.  We'll be in touch shortly with your badges and an invitation to join us here at A Vintage Journey as a Guest Creative Guide in the future.

Once again, thank you to everybody who joined in with the challenge, and we hope you'll be inspired to come and play along this month in Jennie's wonderful Crazy For Autumn Colour theme, sponsored by the amazing Calico Craft Parts.

Join us on Monday to see who's arriving next at Destination Inspiration but, for now, have a great weekend and happy crafting all!

Alison and the Creative Guides x


  1. Thank you so much for considering me "pinworthy". Congrats to the others--such fantastic pieces!

  2. A wonderful challenge with some amazing Altered Art! Congratulations to our winner and the three Pinworthies! Love the innovative altering!

  3. Huge Congratulations to Remya on being our randomly chosen winner xx Your covers are amazing xx Enjoy your prize xx
    More congratulations to our pinworthy creators, Lula, Pooja and Helene.....stunning alterations and I look forward to your viewing your creations as Guest Designers.

    Happy weekend to everyone xxxx

    Huge hugs
    Annie xx

  4. Thanks bunches for Pinworthy choice Dear Ladies! Sooo happy! Congrats to Remya, Pooja and Helene!

  5. Big Congratulations to Remya our random winner and to Lula, Pooja and Helene on being our three Pinworthy winners . . Super fab 'altered art' projects from you all. I will pin your projects to our pinterest board.
    Have a lovely weekend everyone .
    hugs x

  6. Huge congratulations to Remya, Lula, Pooja and Helene! It was indeed a difficult decision to choose, because we had the most amazing collection of entries in our Altered Art challenge! I loved seeing them all!

  7. Big Congratulations to Remya our random winner and to Lula, Pooja and Helene on being our three Pinworthy winners. All of your pieces were just incredible, each one has the real wow factor! Thanks you all so much for sharing your talents with us!

  8. Congratulations to Remya and also to Lula, Pooja and Helene, your projects are all fabulous! xx

  9. Congrats to all the winnders-- absolutely AMAZING projects!

  10. Congratulations to our lucky winner Remya and to our three amazing Pinworthies Lula, Pooja and Helene, brilliant idea to show the before and afters Alison, amazing transformations one and all! Deb xo

  11. We did have so many wonderful altered projects this month! Congratulations to Remya for the win - and to Lula, Pooja and Helene as Pinworthies - what inspirational work! Julia xx